1. Introduction

You might think that the most valuable things that a company owns are their buildings, their computers and perhaps even their staff.

Well yes, these things cost a lot of money and would be time consuming to replace. However, they aren't the most valuable items by any measure. The most valuable commodity that any company owns is its data and records.

A building can be replaced, a computer can be replaced. But if a company were to lose all of their records, for example a bank losing the details of all their customer accounts, they would not be able to operate and would very likely have to close down.

It is critical that any organisation adopts a comprehensive policy of backing up and archiving data. Over the next few pages we will look in a little bit more detail about what these terms mean and how a company can go about ensuring the safety of their data.


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